From patten’s ‘GLAQJO XAACSSO’ album, out now through No Pain In Pop.
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“…appears as if from some parallel world; prismatic and mirage-like, soaked in the searing heat of urgency.”
Directed by Jane Eastlight.
‘Remarkable. One of the year’s most exciting debuts.’ – FACT
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Soft electro pop from Canada – not really sure if I like it or not !!
Taken from the album http://www.newlook-thealbum.com
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Director,producer, Dop: Tim&Joe
Post fx: Chris Bristow at Munky London
Hair& make up: Sally Marshall
Commissioner: Nadja Rangel
Executive producer: Tamsin Glasson
“Curtains” by Solvent. Toronto based Jason Amm (aka Solvent) has been making underground electro pop for over a decade now – since electro’s second wave. He loves analogue synthesizers – which date back to the early days of the genre, and he loves singing through a vocoder. What’s not to love? His greatest hits CD Demonstration Tape (1997-2007) is essential listening, and his song “My Radio” should be heard by anyone who likes any kind of pop music.
Video directed by Jonathan Morris. Please be sure to check out his excellent video work via his YouTube channel:
Footage shot by Solvent.
“Curtains” is taken from the 12-inch-vinyl/digital release “RDJCS5-ep” (09/2011, Suction Records – suction022).
Available to purchase through BandCamp:
In-depth technical info:
In April 2006, a Yamaha CS5 monosynth, having been owned by Richard D James (Aphex Twin), with the actual liner notes for his landmark “Selected Ambient Works Volume II” etched into the bottom, was sold at VEMIA auction for approximately $1200 – a bargain in retrospect. The winning bidder was, in fact, a friend of Solvent’s, and the synth resides not in a display case, but in Solvent’s studio, on generous long-term loan.
“RDJCS5″, a new 4-track 12-inch / digital EP by Solvent, is the result. Each and every sound on this record came from RDJ’s old CS5, painstakingly programmed and multi-tracked by Solvent over the course of several months. The limited capabilities and sound palette of this humble little synth provided quite a challenge, but ultimately the results are not merely an exercise in technical synthnerdery; “RDJCS5″ speaks more of Solvent’s musical kinship to thee Analord.
The 12″ vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies, in brown chipboard sleeve with sticker, and also contains an additional noise/drone piece at the end of side B. Entitled “Sandpaper”, this cut will be individually hand-etched by Solvent, for a 1-of-a-kind cut/click/loop experience.
H-A-C-K is a threedimensional sound- and videosculpture by electronicaproducers Andreas Tilliander and Håkan Lidbo together with audio-visual artist Joel Dittrich.
In H-A-C-K music is created by all sounds accompanying old analogue stereos, what we usually think of as noise. These mostly unwanted sounds are here composed in a way that makes them ring beautifully instead.
In the exhibition the viewer is struck by a dense mass of impressions. Since the sound comes from several different sets of speakers, which all have a different character of sound and are placed at various heights and depths, the impression is multidimensional. Furthermore if you move around in the room an interactive experience is created where you discover completely new sounds and soundcombinations. The sounds will be visible on a number of TVs connected to the noise producing apparatuses.
A set of performances where the participating artists and invited guests play the installation is also planned during the exhibition period. H-A-C-K is exhibited in Färgfabrikens projectroom 25 aug. — 16 okt. 2011. Opening party and performance thursday 25 aug. 19.00 — free entrance!
Full rez photos: h-a-c-k.se/press
Pepe sent us the link to this nice electronic desert video:
Textures and sounds from the desert
Sonidos y texturas del desierto.
“no estoy vivo ni muerto: despierto estoy, despierto en un ojo desierto” -octavio paz
Electronic music and video By Pepe Mogt
Nikon D90, Reaktor and Waves
Recorded live in Porsgrunn / Norway 2008
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SONOMATERIA is a multi-user sound sculpture, installation, tangible sound interface and intersensory composition. The work aims to explore the mutual reinforcing effect that the manipulation of tactile and auditory perceptions can have on each other in the context of art and design.
SONOMATERIA takes the form of a tangible interface that allows spectators to manipulate digital sound via tactile interaction with a selection of physical objects made of 16 distinct materials: Polystyrene, Coal, Cork, Wood, Industrial Rubber, Clay, Sponge, Stone (Granite), Coal, Wax, Synthetic Leather, Vinyl, Iron, Gaffer tape, and Plasticine. It is a tactile composition interconnected with a dynamic sound palette, inviting multiple spectators to navigate through, re-arrange, deform and manipulate a pre-existing sound composition.
The interface responds with tactile and sound feedback, attempting to position the spectator in a loop of intersensory synesthesia. The work draws upon and extends surrealist cut-up techniques popularized in the late 1950s by writer Willam S. Burroughs. The cut-up technique is an aleatory literary technique in which a text (or multiple texts) is cut up into smaller portion at random, and rearranged to create a new text. In SONOMATERIA, this technique is extended from the literary domain to the musical domain, and instead of words, big portions of sound are cut down to small fragments. The audience is invited to interact with the fragments via a tangible interface that invokes tactile sensations, and thereby access an intersensory composition coded into a hybrid of touch and sound.
Live shows in Australia during 2008…
John and Louis are going to be embarking on a tour of Australia in May. The shows at selected venues will be augmented with performances of Tiny Colour Movies. Below are the dates which have so far been confirmed…
For those of you who don´t know who John Foxx is, one should at least know that he is a former Ultravox member and that he has released a number of nice albums past those days. Read more here >>